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    September 7, 2012
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same rule, then i need you to vote this november. national appeal. the president makes his pitch for a second term. this morning both candidates launching into full-on campaign mode. >> sex scandal at a nationally known local high school. what football players are accused of doing after an away game. welcome back to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. a live look outside for you right now. a few clouds still hangi out in the area. but it's a cool start to the morning. and not as humid. sticky, yucky, as it has been several days this week. >> our umbrella is going to get a break for at least today. >> that's good. >> a day. because, tomorrow, the rain comes back. in fact, it could be a stormy one tomorrow. so let's talk about that here as we move through the weather. temperaturewise out there as we said, a little down. humidity is down, too. we're at 72 degrees here. i-95 in philadelphia. 71, the temperature. 7 1, also, in new york city.
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if you've got traveling to do, temperatures will be fairly the same throughout the mid atlantic today. upper 80s to low 90s. as you look at the satellite and radar, not just here but up in pennsylvania, it's quiet now. quiet down through virginia. our weather front off the coast but it's another one that i'm expecting to step into the area tomorrow. some storms are on tap for saturday afternoon. today we have that quiet weather. look at all the sunshine and nice conditions at 8:00 a.m., 76. 87 by noontime today. we'll top out at about 90, about 3:00 or 4:00 today. danella? >> veronica, starting to see some delays if you're traveling i-270 southbound. you know how it goes. it's not terrible, though. you are slow, so if you're traveling southbound i-270 approaching 109. that's where you're first starting to hit the brakes. as you're making your way towards clarksburg road, it's a lot better. chopper 4 is checking out your delays as you travel southbound i-270 at i-. 0. it's not bad here either but you can see your volume is
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increasing but as you 345ik your way towards the beltway, your travel lanes are open. let's head over to i-95 in maryland. 198, southbound here. really between laurel and beltway in both directions. no issues to report. southbound is about 64 miles per hour as you connect from the beltway to 216. that drive will take you just about nine minutes. eun, over to you. 6:02. one of our area's most prestigious football programs is being rocked this morning by a sex scandal. five dematha football players are sidelined after reports they hired prostitutes during their first road trip of the season. tracee wilkins is live with more. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: it really is sad because they won that game and off to a winning season after win that game in north carolina. but now there are allegations that some illegal activity also took place on that weekend. we're going to take you back to august 31st. according to the "washington
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post," five dematha football players hired them. a parent of one of the accused players say the boy was able to sneak the girls in. they engaged in sexual activities with those prostitutes in a hotel room. the school officials will not confirm the following but the post reports that sources confirm that two players with drew from school this week. two others have been recommended for expulsion pending appeal and a fifth faces disciplinary actions today. the school officials told us they could not comment and asked that we use the quote that the principal gave "the washington post" that stated, in part, if people break team rules, there are team sanctions. and if people break school rule, there are school sanctions. dematha has another away game planned for this evening in an fap police. this will be their second game of the season. as far as we know, that game is still on as planned. i'm tracee wilkins, news4.
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there is anticipation ahead of today's august jobs report. it will get more scrutiny than usual. it is also the first day of the final stretch of the presidential campaign season and several signs that hiring may be picking up. 163,000 new jobs were added in july. right now the unemployment rate stands at 8.3%. both president obama and republican challenger mitt romney will campaign in new hampshire today. this afternoon the president will speak at a museum in port smith and then travel to an event at the university of iowa. mitt romney will attend a ramally in new hampshire. his campaign also plans to release more than a dozen new television commercials today. four minutes after the hour. president obama tried to rally his base as the campaign transitions into a new phase. he spoke to a rousing crowd at the democratic national convention last night. the president outlined his accomplishments over the last four years. he also tried to show some contrast on hot button issues like the economy and health care
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for seniorses. . >> i will never turn medicare into a voucher. no american should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. they should retire with the care and the dignity that they have earned. >> news4's jim vance was also at the convention. he has more on the challenge ahead for democratic delegates. >> the convention is over. the delegates have gone home. democratic officials are hoping that what they will do now is they will go home from charlotte and they will organize and they will motivate their neighbors and others to go out and give president barack obama four more years. it is said that all politics is local. if that is the case, local politicians have a lot of work cut out for them. in maryland, the president is expected to win handedly, so the focus will be there to go out
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and shore up democratic efforts in virginia and in pennsylvania and other states that are not such sure things as maryland may be in this election. those two states, virginia and pennsylvania, are among what they traditionally call, and in this case, quite accurately, battleground area where's democratic victory is anything but certain. in virginia, the question of victory applies to not only to the president of contest, but also to the senate race. it is a tough battle there between tim kaine, one former governor, and george allen, another. that is up in the air and certainly to be decided later. for the district, it is unfortunately the same old story, no love, no respect. they're seated as far away as they could be, as anybody was. they tried to have a rally that fizzled and never did catch fire. and not a word was ever mentioned about the fact that more than half a million people do not have a vote in congress.
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we all, we as americans, have a lot of work ahead of us for the local politicians, it will be a struggle. and one other campaign note. mitt romney's wife ann will be in loudoun county, virginia, today. she will stop by the twin oaks horse become riding academy in leesburg. she started competing as part of her therapy for multiple sclerosis. 6:07 is your time now. breaking news just in this morning from britain. the announcement involving prince harry. why nasa is dunching an $18,000-pound spacecraft in a big pool of water. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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but it makes millions off west marylanders every year. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools.
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while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. tomorrow rival tv networks will come together for the
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annual stand up 2 cancer telethon. they will air the same telethon commercial free. the event raises money for cancer research and airs tonight at 8:00. >> nice to see everyone come together for a good cause. veronica johnson has the details for the weekend. >> yesterday i was seeing showers and storms come into the area. we're talking storms now for the weekend. saturday late it can bring severe weather to our area but, again, it is quiet. largo and landover, 70 degrees. look over at kensington, 60. mount airy, 68. hometown forecast, 68 to 82 by noontime. max out in the mid and upper 80s throughout the area today. look at sunday, though. 79 for a high. veronica, checking out the first 4 traffic report. first, let's start with westbound i-70 just past route
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94 woodbine road. have a crash there possibly blocking at least one of your lanes. holding over to i-95 in virginia, not bad. you are starting to see some volume northbound in dale city just a little bit slow. really past prince william parkway. again, things look good. closer to newington, you're hitting your brakes again. it's not terrible, right? that's the good news. if you're traveling on to 395 no issues there. you're clear to the district. i'm back with a check of other local bridges in ten minutes. >> thank you, danella. 6:12 is our time. in this case, imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery. unusual legal fight for ben and jerry's. and right after the break. breaking news overnight involvin heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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i'm mem hlissa mollet in th newsro newsroom. prince harry is in afghanistan. this is p prince's second deployment and will be there for four months and serve as an apache helicopter pilot in helmand province. that's where he lid in 2007 and 2008 as a forward air controller. his new commander says he extends a warm welcome to him and asked that the prince is allowed to focus on his duties to deliver support to troops on the ground. prince harry returned four years ago when news of his first deploy tment got out. but things are different this time after he needs some positive press after his trip to las vegas last month. we're also following breaking news out of china.
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at least 43 people are dead. hundreds more injured in an earthquake in southern china. it was a 5.6 magnitude quake. it hit around midnight our time. this is video coming into the newsroom showing the moments after the earthquake. look at this. large crowds of people gathering outside that area. officials estimated 100,000 people in at least 20,000 homes suffered some damage. at least a dozen aftershocks have hit that province. california also had an earthquake this morning. 3.5 quake rattled the beverly hills area. firefighters say there is no damages or injuries to report. a person in west virginia among three confirmed deaths linked to a virus in yosemite national part. 12,000 people have been exposed to the virus between june and august. it spreads through deer mice. campers who said in a certain cabin in yosemite are at a certain risk. they have not released the
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victim's identify from wut virginia. the person visited the park in june. the victim of an air scare hoax is behind bars. huld from a us airways flight yesterday after police received a call he was carrying a dangerous substance. that turned out to be a hoax and his exgirlfriend is now being questioned. made it to dallas ft. worth and arrested for outstanding warrants. he has been charged for drug possession and theft before. maryland and d.c. have already banned using handheld cellphones while driving. soon, the ban could be in place for the entire country. the governor's highway safety association recommended a national ban on handheld cellphone use while behind the wheel. right now ten states in the district ban handheld cellphone use. experts say while hands free devices still distract drivers, a handheld ban would be a step in the right direction. this weekend fan can honor the man who brought football
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back to baltimore at the stadium he helped build. ravens are hosting a it yesterday from 11:00 to 1:00. his casket will be on the field and the lombardi trophy they won in 2001 will sit next to him. he died yesterday morning at the age of 87. the first man to walk on the moon will buried at sea according to his wishes. neil armstrong died two weeks ago at the age of 82 due to complications from heart surgery. armstrong could have been buried at arlington national cemetery with full horn nors but chose a sea burial instead. it will take place off the coast of virginia, florida, california, hawaii, washington state. details are expected to be finalized in time for his public service yeks thursday at the national cathedral. the mars rover is on the move. the satellite caught this image of the rover curiosity making its way along the martian surface. satellite also shows the rover's landing spot and some scorch
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marks from rockets that landed the rowe ver. it will spend the next two years on mars while exploring the crater. today nasa will perform another test here. crews at langley research center will drop the orion into a tank of water to test impact of the spacecraft in is video tr earlier testing. testing began last summer. nasa hoping to launch orion into space in 2014. it will travel farther than any human spacecraft has gone in more than 40 years. ben and jerry's ice cream is suing an adult film company for similar use of its name. it says ben and cherry's which sells x-rated dvds is violating its trademark. the ice cream company says film producers are smearing its reputation and ben and cherry's make dvds based on popular ice cream flavors. the film can cause confusion or
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deception. they say few steamy movies could never hurt their reputation of ben and jerry's ice cream. just, you know, there you go. >> all right. let's get rid of that video. all right. well, she impressed millions -- she impressed millions of people when she won gold at the 2012 london olympic games. now gymnast gabby douglas is taking her floor exercise to the center stage at the mtv music video awards. ♪ >> okay. the 16-year-old did a small routine alongside aleisha keys singing her newest single "girl on fire" during last night's show. douglas was not at the staple center alone. the group and douglas, maroney, kyle la ross and jordan weaver introduce them. >> look at them all dressed up. hard to recognize them.
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>> they look good. >> they look great. gabby giffords is everywhere. she was at the democratic c convention leading the pledge of allegian allegiance. let's go to veronica johnson. where are you? >> right here. get it together, aaron. that's what happens. those girls are great. that's what happens when you win, when you try hard. all right. this morning, we're talking about the fact that we've got a little less humidity out there. a little cooler, too. i want to show you the temperatures and the dew point temperature indication of how much moisture is in the air. right now the numbers throughout the area, the temperatures are anywhere from the mid 60s to low 70s. that dew point temperature in the mid to upper 60s across the area. so instead of being very humid this morning, like it's been the last couple of morning, we're just slightly humid. touch of humidity today and more heat for today. we'll be going up to a high today of 91 degrees. noontime, 87. the other story, some isolated
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showers west for today but watch what happens on saturday. we start out with quiet conditions. there's your front with showers and storms stepping into the area. giving us perhaps some high winds also with those storms that come in on saturday and a big cooldown coming our way for the second half of the weekend. checking bridges in our area. volume is increasing but travel lanes are open if you're traveling the susa bridge and the douglas bridge and the 11th street bridge, no reports of accidents. here's a live look at the american legion bridge if you're making your way on the outer loop and inner loop. bustling without any issues. alsoing taking a look across the wilson bridge, things are heating up. again no, major delays and travel lanes are open. i'm back in ten minutes with another look at your traffic. 6:22. 71 degrees. ahead at 6:00, the government wants you to prepare for the zombie apocalypse. >> must be friday.
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sideswiped on a highway. hear from the maryland state trooper who survived a blow from trooper who survived a blow from a tractor trailer. anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. looks like it's going to start a so little late...ng um, but i uh... (interupting) oh okay - okay yup that's fine. excuse me - sorry.
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welcome back. chest x-ray or mammograms before age 30 mayen crease the risk of breast cancer among women who carry the gene for the disease. researchers rookd at nearly 2,000 gene carriers and their history of chest radiation. women who had any exposure to these types of radiation during their 20s were 43% more likely to develop breast cancer than those not exposed. exposure before the age of 20 increase the risk by 62%. you've heard of preparing in case of a flood, earthquake, or maybe a fire. what about the zombie apocalypse? fema is urging citizens to be ready for that. it's part of real campaign to get people ready for real emergencies. fema recommends having an emergency evacuation plan, a change of clothing, freshwater, and extra medication on hand because all of that will protect
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you in the case of the zombie pandemic. they're saying if you're ready for zombies you're ready for anything that could happen. >> that is the running theme in our house. 6:47. ahead, what apple is working on that could be music to your ears. and the emotional moment when gabby giffords took to the stage at the democratic national convention. a suspect shot by a local police officer. what police and witnesses are telling us this morning. all that, plus the weekend all that, plus the weekend forecast with weather and i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position onekend women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices...
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to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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a local officer shoots a suspect in the back. this morning what police are telling us and why some people in the neighborhood are upset. a traffic stop changes a
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maryland trooper's life. why police are hoping this video will serve as a wake-up call to drivers. good morning. welcome back to "news4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm european yank. we are going to feel like we are in the fast forward in the next few days. by the end of the weekend the temperature also have you thinking about fall, but we have to get through today first. >> meteorologist veronica johnson is on the storm team4 weather deck to let us know what it feels like. >> i'm the barometer, the humidity stick. it is a little humid out here. we're going to see temperatures really rise today with that humidity. so a little on the sticky, side, too. the big change comes this weekend. we're talking 50s to low 60s. that will be significantly cooler and dryer air that will be moving in. there's the nation's triathlon also sunday morning. weather will be fantastic. i'll be participating. i'll see you there. over my shoulder, the sun is rising. very few clouds across the area.
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we could see an isolated shower at worse today. that will be mainly well off to the west and up across western maryland. 67 at falls church. fairfax, 69. the plain, virginia, 7 reston, virginia, you're at 66. at the bus stop this morning, a little bit of fog down to our south. 68 to 75 for a temperature. by lunchtime, we push into the upper 80s, warm and hot by the afternoon. let's hit traffic now with danella sealock. well, if you are taking the rails. your first4 traffic report for the rails not looking very good. especially on the marc train. a few delays. brunswick east, 870. experiencing a mechanical problem. your delays are 46 minutes right now. east 72. you're looking at a 19 minute delay. taking the penn south, at least a 19-minute delay on train number 505 due to a switch problem. metro is on. >> narrator:ing your tickets. bad news is you are seeing a
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delay on the orange and blue line thanks to an earlier disabled train. it's gone. still seeing delays on the orange and blue line. aaron, over to you. this morning the naacp is demanding answers. this is after a district heights police officer shot a man who was already under arrest. police say they arrested calvin kyle for trying to steal a motorcycle yesterday afternoon. this was on foster street near marlboro pike. kyle tried to run away and that's when the police fired. they tell us they saw the shooting. >> three police cars came up, he was not supposed to fire at that boy. >> now, kyle's condition is not known at this time. the officer who shot him, sergeant johnny riley, was placed on routine leave during an investigation that is being handled by the prince george's county police. 6:33. right now, d.c. police are on a hunt for a car that hit a metro
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bus and took off. it happened around 9:30 last night on alabama avenue southeast. five people on the bus were hurt. they're all expected to be okay. police are looking for a blue sedan with tinted windows and cream wheels. health officials confirmed d.c.'s west nile related death this year. we're told an elderly man in the northwest died from the virus. this comes a week after maryland reported 21 cases and its first death from the infection which is commonly spread by mosquitos. virginia has five confirmed cases but no fatalities. this is 2 the last day on the job for prince george's county superintendent william hi tex te. it is currently looking for a permanent replacement. and in a few hours we'll find out which local schools are named among the best in the nation. education secretary arnie bun can wi arne duncan will speak at arlington traditional school. they recognize the schools for
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students achieved at high levels over the achievement gap is narrowing. coming up on 6:35 now. a maryland state trooper lucky to be alive this morning after a terrifying accident was caught on his dash cam. look at that. the trooper was making a traffic to the on interstate 70 in washington county back in june. as you saw in the video here, a tractor trailer sideswiped his car, clipped him. amazingly, he escaped serious injury here. he is undergoing physical therapy for injuries to his shoulder, back, and legs, as well as post-concussion syndrome. >> sometimes i look at it and it just doesn't seem like the light is at the end of the tunnel. but i'm able to walk. i'm doing a lot of physical therapy to try to get back. >> doctors are not sure when the trooper will be able to return to work. the truck driver paid a fine for breaking the move over law. it requires drivers to lower our
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speed and move over to the left lane when we see an emergency vehicle on the shoulder. the "today" show is coming up next at 7:00. let's check in with savannah guthrie. savannah, i don't. even know how you are awake and sitting on straight. you were on last night and back on this morning. >> i know, eun. i'm asleep right now, actually, to tell you the truth. we have a lot to get to on a friday morning. we're going to talk about politics at the top. president obama defending his record last night while making the case for a second term in an impassioned speech at the democratic national convention. but will this morning's jobs report rain on the president's parade? we're going to get into that story. also ahead, late breaking news. prince harry deployed to afghanistan this morning. we're there live with new video. and then, drew peterson convicted of murdering his third wife. this morning his former sister-in-law joins us with her reaction in an exclusive interview. we'll have those stories. and then, a friday whip to get you ready for fall. everything that's in when it comes to fashion food and travel when we get started on a friday
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morning right here on "today." eun, we have a great show and then a big nap in front of me. >> i hope so. you deserve a break. savannah, thanks so much. looking forward to it. have a great weekend. >> you, too. take care. 6:37. the tweet that brought the secret service to one man's door. a local school known nationally for sports teams is in the mid of a sex scandal this morning. why a bunch of football players are off the team. we've got ourselves a brawl. that's some attitude for you. what brought the nats off the bench not once by twice. and as you head out to rush hour traffic, the u.s. highway that is pushing the limit on speed. check the roads and the forecast. weather and traffic on the ones [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient. this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk.
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the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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welcome back. almost a dozen lucky dogs left
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homeless after hurricane isaac are here in d.c. nine dogs from flooded mississippi shelter arrived at the washington animal rescue league in the northwest yesterday. they are transporting dozens of dogs to shelters with available space. four of the dogs are puppies. those little black puppies you just saw there. they're going to be ready for new homes in a couple of weeks. the adult dogs will be checked out to see when they will be ready to be adopted. all very cute. >> lots of new pups at the shelter. >> don't you want a new puppy? >> me? 6:41. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones. >> toss know, sure. i want one, too. maybe two or three. >> oh, no. >> they're cute. yeah. let's look outside right now. looking at some quiet weather. just a few scattered clouds. it's down around culpeper, virginia, where i'm seeing the fog we talked about earlier today. as far as temperatures go throughout the area, take a look. we're in the 60s. mid 60s to upper 60s.
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generally throughout the area, from 66, southern montgomery county, 64 in the south to around fairfax and stafford. hometown forecast, pushing into the low 80s, landover, maryland, 83 goes up to 86 to 87 degrees. and then into the low to mid 80s by 6:00. we are going to hit a high temperature today about 90 degrees. cooler weather. second half of the weekend. danella? veronica, right now, still getting a live look from chopper 4 over i-95 in newington. here's a situation. you are seeing volume as you make your way towards back lick road but around lorton i'm seeing more construction in that area and not terrible but just sluggish. not seeing any accidents. also seeing delay it is you're traveling 50 heading inbound to new york avenue. right at keniworth avenue. delays continue as you make your way here. over to montgomery county taking the beltway around i-95 on the outer loop starting to hit the
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brakes. these delays really slow to colesville road but after that, not too bad. 6:42. prostitutes and high schooler, five players reportedly ouf dematha's prestigious football team. news4's tracee wilkins is live with more. tracee, good morning. >> good morning. this is disappointing on so many levels. this was actually a very big game in durham, north carolina. the first one and they actually one. 52-14. but they are now allegations that some illegal activity also tack place during this weekend. it all happened on august 31st. according to the "washington post," part of dematha football players hired three prostitutes from a call service while in north carolina. according to a parent of one of the accused players they were able to sneak the girls into the hotel after the final 5:00 a.m. bed check. the post reports the pliers
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engaged in sexual activity with those prostitutes in the hotel room. school officials will not confirm the following but the post reports that sources tell them that two players with drew from the school this week. two others have been recommended for expulsion pending appeal, and a fifth is facing a disciplinary hearing today. school officials told us they could not comment and asked that we use the quote from the principal that he gave to the "washington post." t it stated in part, if people break team rules, there are team sanctions. and if people break school rules, there are school sancti n sanctio sanctions. now, the football team has another away game this evening in annapolis. from what we understand, that game will go forward as planned. reporting live, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. there is is anticipation ahead of today's august jobs report out at 8:30 this morning. it will get more scrutiny than usual because this is the first day of the final stretch of the presidential election season and
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there are several signs that hiring may be picking up. 163,000 new jobs were added in july. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney will campaign in new hampshire today. this afternoon the president will speak at a museum in port smith and then travel to an event at the university of iowa. mitt romney will attend a rally tonight in new hampshire. his campaign also plans to release more than a dozen new television commercials today. and today president obama heads out to push his message of moving forward as he coampaigns in new hampshire, in iowa. >> i accept your nomination as president of the united states. >> he stirred up the crowd at the democratic convention last night. the president highlighted the economy in his speech and tried to separate his views from republican challenger mitt romney. >> i refuse to ask middle class families to give up their deductions for owning a home or raising their kids just to pay for another millionaire's tax cut. >> the speech now marks a turning point in the campaign
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season with just 62 days left until election day. one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> an emotional moment at the convention. former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords led delegates in the pledge of allegiance. after the pledge, giffords blew kisses to the crowd as they cheered her name. last year's mass shooting in tucson left the former congresswoman with a severe brain injury. she resigned from congress earlier this year to focus on her recovery. fresh off of bill clinton's enthusiastic endorsement of president obama at the dnc a new tv ad from the romney campaign is using krin on the's words against the president. >> he's a good soldier helping his party's president. but what did he say about barack obama in 2008? >> give me a break. this whole thing is the biggest fairytale i've ever seen.
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>> the clip comes from a hillary clinton campaign rally in new orleans new hampshire in 2008. the ad will start airing in eight battleground states including virginia today. this is romney's first ad after a 12-day hiatus. and his wife ann romney will be in loudoun county, virginia, today. she will stop by the twin oaks hars back riding academy in leesburg. she started competing as part of her therapy for multiple sclerosis. it's a swing county in the battleground state. a police officer who threatened michelle obama will not be fired. another officer overheard that officer making threatening comments about the first lady back in july. d.c. police chief lanier says the officer has been moved off the motorcycle escort squad. she says the investigation is now being handled by internal affairs. the secret service did arrest a man who threatened to kill president obama. 21-year-old dante simms of charlotte posted threatening messages about the it on twitter
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earlier this week. they sound simms and arrested him charging him with threatening his life. he's had several run-ins with the law including drug charges and vehicle licenses. $10,000 for information on a suspect who robbed people inside a church. take a look ear. police released surveillance video from the st. stephen's church in northwest d.c. last saturday. you can see the suspect run into the church. he then runs out of the church a short time later. victims say he got away with money, iphone, and other items. if you have any information on this robbery you can call d.c. police. number is on your screen. 202-729-9099. apple could be jumping into the streaming music business. cnbc's courtney reagan is live with that. good morning. nice to see you. >> good morning to you. apple is reportedly in talks to license music content for a custom radio service similar to what pandora offers. apple services work on the iphone, ipad, mac, and possibly
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on pcs running microsoft windows. it wouldn't be offered on smart phones and tablets running google's android software. they would occasionally be interrupted by ads. it could launch in a matter of months. the nfl season is just getting under way this weekend. and another high stakes game is already entering the two-minute drill. cbs is expected to say today it sold nearly 90% of the ads launched for super bowl xxxxvii is this february. it's reportedly $3.8 million. that's up from $3.5 million when the game was on nbc earlier this year. the prices just go up and up every year. >> all right. courtney reagan. courtney, thank you. >> thanks. staying on top of breaking news. prince harry is back in afghanistan. this is the prince's second deployment to afghanistan. you can see some brand new video of him inspecting his plane this morning. he will serving four months as
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an apache helicopter pilot. prince harry had to return back home during the first deployment because he is considered a high value target. this comes af the heels of his vegas scanned with the new photos surfacing. some are saying, all right, is this punishment? let's bring in veronica johnson with the forecast for us. >> yesterday was crazy, right? >> it was. >> today is without the hoopla, weatherwi weatherwise. today we like it because we can get into work quiet. it's a hooplaless radar. >> hooplaless. >> it's friday. you know, you're supposed to have fun on friday, right? a few clouds across the area. it's it right now. isolated shower later today. set-up is mainly off to the west and western maryland. west virginia, that location. okay. here's your hometown temperatures. arlington, virginia, 69. one of our cooler spots. quantico, virginia, at 73.
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purcellville, that's suspect, but also in the low 70s. low 70s with a few scattered clouds. a lot of sunshine today. yesterday we have the clouds, the rain. today, sunshine. break out the sunglasses because i do think they will get a bit of a workout today. even tomorrow morning, some sunshine for us. the next weather front, that's what's going to take us into a week, nek week. it's going to be much different than what this week was. dry air, cooler air coming our way. here's the front. watch it as it comes into the area saturday. i'll stop it at 6:00. for 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 on saturday, some showers, some storms. it could bring some high winds to the area. we're talking about severe storm saturday as well as the possibility of hail. for sunday, we get the sunshine. sunday morning, again, big run taking place. nation's triathlon. quiet conditions for that. today, hot. 87 to 91 degrees. your evening will be quiet and mostly clear.
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mid 70s to about 81 degrees. i'm keeping my eye on this storm, leslie, because saturday late, it makes its move close to bermuda and high winds as well as very strong wind. here's a look at your weekend. 79 for sunday. much better. and next week, nothing but sunshine. danella? veronica, traveling in our area. hey, it's friday. you are seeing some spots, some yellow. a little bit of red. nothing you can't handle. traffic is pretty light. let's talk about delays on i-270. yesterday past clarksburg road but today it's just a bit sluggish. here's a live look past 109. heavy on the delays here. passing clarksburg road here, shady grove, not bad at all to the beltway. you are seeing relief in this area. let's head over to i-66. after you past eastbound fairfax county parkway. slow down as you get closer to the beltway but not by much. hey, 43 miles per hour. not bad. 14 minutes to get from fairfax
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county parkway to the capitol beltway. eun and aaron, back over to you. imagine if you could hit 85 miles per hour during your commute? it's about to become a reality in texas. a stretch of toll road between austin and san antonio, 85-mile-per-hour speed limit. highest in the nation. transportation officials believe that is a safe speed for the road based on the traffic it will carry. you probably won't be moving too fast if you take metro this weekend. seven stations on the red line alone will be effected by track work. there will be no red line service between dupont circle and moma-gallaudet. two stations will be open to service other lines. metro center for blue and orange line trains and gallery place for green and yellow line service. work starts at 10:00 tonight. traffic alert also for drivers in bethesda after a delay, wood mobility avenue between bethesda avenue and miller avenue will close today. it will last for two years for construction of two high rises and an underground parking
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garage. d.c. is considered one of the best for walkers and buy sick i'llists. that's according to the pedestrian and bicycle information center. it goes to cities that promote pedestrian safety through programs and policies. the district is one of ten areas nationwide to get a gold level distinction. only seattle earned the higher platinum ranking. the program is paid for by fedex and the federal highway administration. redskins football is almost here. the burgundy and gold kickoff the 2012 regular season in two days. while the starting quarterback situation is all set, who will line up behind him is still a bit of a question right now. roy battled injuries during the preseason. that opens the door for running back morris. after racking up 200 yards and a touchdown in the preseason, it cause the coach's attention. they start the season on the road against new orleans. kickoff set for 1:00 on sunday.
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>> skins. and that ball way in on harper. and we're going to have issues warned. and here come the benches and the bullpens again. >> here we go. we've got ourselves a brawl. >> nats fans may have come for a baseball game but they got a two-hound fight instead. the washington and chicago benches cleared twice last night with one leading to pushes and shoving and three ejections. might have been spurred on by an earlier frackus when the coach was yelling not so so nice game for the ♪ s. they pounded the cubs. tonight is your last chance to see star pitcher steven strasburg take the mound at home. he will start against the miami marlins and make his last appearance wednesday in new york against the mets. that means he will finish the season having pitched 170 innings roughly ten short of the maximum the team was willing to let them pitch. great job, steven strasburg. >> probably, ten short of the
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max just in case they get to the playoff, worlder isries. >> and the nats have shown they can carry on without him. >> last check of weather. >> for weather today. sunshine. we love that. and then today, some heat, because we didn't get it yesterday with the storms and clouds. 91 today. big storms tomorrow. and that's what's going to send for highs. >> thank you, veronica. that is "news4 today." thank you for starting your day with us. >> the "today" show is next. we'll be back in 25 minutes with weather and traffic and any breaking news. we'll be back here monday morning. hope you will join us then. >> make it a great weekend, everybody. anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county.
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